Vocabulary Book List

Picture Books & Resources

One of the reasons I like immersing myself in different texts, putting myself in the company of other writers, is that they do change your vocabulary. They change what you write about or they change the length of lines.

Martha Ronk

Reading with children will improve their vocabulary and develop their reading skills. If children can read words but don’t understand their meaning they lack comprehension which is the whole point of reading. Children need to understand what they are reading before progressing onto more challenging books. Help them increase their vocabulary with these wonderful books.

Vocabulary Book List

Further Reading


These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies subject to subject. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!

General Information
The Children’s University of Manchester: Literacy information and word games
Drama Resource: Alphabet Conversation
Healthy Families Beyond Blue: Developing Communication Skills
Learning to Give: Sharing the Gift of Literacy
Virtual Lab School: Communication: School-Age Children 

Educational Articles and Lesson Plans
British Council: Alphabet Games
British Council: Grammar and vocabulary
Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment: Better Words Classroom Activity
Flocabulary: Vocabulary Mini Games
Kids’ Health: Let’s Communicate
Northern Ireland Curriculum: Foundation Stage Writing
Reading Rockets: Teaching Vocabulary
The Telegraph: How to build vocabulary
Scholastic: Vocabulary Development
Understood: 7 Ways to Improve Vocabulary
The Children’s University of Manchester: Words
Vocabulary Can Be Fun: Vocabulary Games
Wise Old Sayings: The Ultimate Word Games Guide 

More Books to Explore

The Children’s Library Lady has over 450 picture books on large variety of topics. You will find specific book, author and illustrator information, as well as resources. You can also browse themed books lists and explore all the books on the website. Click on the book covers below to start exploring what the website has to offer.

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